Kristine Davidson's Blog Posts

Hello Friends,

It's Kristine with you today to share a layout using the Kissing Booth Collection! I cannot get enough of this collection with it's super cute patterns and lovely die cuts. I created another layout using my cousins wedding picture. It's perfect for this collection isn't it?

My layout is called KISS ME.

It measures about 9x12 but I added it to a piece of white cardstock to make it 12x12. I used a black cardstock to mat the layout and create a contrast with the pink/red colors.

I used a quote from one of the 4x6 element cards for my journaling. I didn't want to add my own journaling for this personal layout so I thought that using the quote would be perfect to add some words to the page. Those elements cards are perfect to cut apart!

I printed a picture that measures 5x5" square and I really love this size. I added dimensional adhesive to the photo, the journal strips, and the chipboard pieces.

Adding a few enamel dots, paint splats and some of those tiny puffy hearts created a great little details for me.

Such a great collection to play with - for weddings, valentine's day and many of those special moments. I hope you have a chance to create with this KISSING BOOTH collection and please share your creations with us on social media! You can find me @KristineDavidson and @SimpleStories_


Hello Friends!

It’s Kristine with you today and I’m sharing a little LOVE today! I created a layout using the Valentine’s day collection called Kissing Booth. I used a photo of my cousin and her husband for this layout and a cut file from Paige Evans. The cut file allowed me to use several pattern papers and then I was able to add some Bits & Pieces!

Creating layers on layouts always gives such beautiful dimension and even a bit of texture. Add some adhesive that is dimensional under your diecuts and stickers and see what effect this gives your page. You can add layers to titles, photos, diecuts and even your entire cut file on a piece of cardstock!

I added my cut file on a piece of white cardstock and then to add interest and color I added it to the bottom right of my page. The cardstock is cut 10”x10” and gives me space to add some pattern paper on the edge of my layout.

A few enamel dots and some paint splats adds interest to your page and eliminates a bit of that white space. Some prefer not to use splats and that’s okay – why not try some of the small puffy stickers we have. Those are super cute and you can add them anywhere ;)  I added some hearts to my layout and love the little punches of love all over my page!

I hope you enjoyed my layout and come join us on Social Media @SimpleStories_ and myself @KristineDavidson


Hello Friends! 

It's Kristine here today and I'm going to share my latest layout using the Freezin' Season Collection. I live on the east coast and right now it's WINTER! We have snowdays where we don't really go outside because it's a storm too cold. The day after a storm is usually so calm and beautiful and that's when everyone goes out to play!

To create my layout I first used a 2" metal die to cut out circles. I placed my circles on a piece of white cardstock about 11"x11" and then placed my cardstock on a piece of pattern paper. I did a bit of messy sewing on the egde of my cardstock and around 3 circles. This just added texture for me and a few subtle details. 

I added little stickers, bits and pieces as well are chipboard pieces to decorate my page and of course used some dimensional adhesive on most of my elements. To create my title I used the Winter and Flurries stickers from the sticker sheet. Once my layout was finished I added journaling and some black ink splatters. I know that's probably out dated by I love it on my layouts. 

As you can see this collection is super fun to create winter pages. Please tag us on social media @SimpleStories_ #SimpleStories to show us your latest Freezin Season layout!

Have a great day !